How to install RLCraft modpack for Minecraft (2023)

Are you bored of playing the same old vanilla Minecraft again and again, with no new challenges to look forward to? Honestly, I understand why you feel that way. Beating the Ender Dragon and Wither seems like a piece of cake once you’ve progressed far into the game. Luckily, Minecraft’s modding community has blessed us with crazy modpacks like RLCraft to ramp up the game’s difficulty beyond our wildest dreams.

If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what RLCraft is, don’t worry, because nobody wishes for other players to endure the traumatic experience of RLCraft. I might be exaggerating, but that’s how I felt throughout my entire playthrough of RLCraft. However, it’s a different story for pro players looking to test their skills against new enemies or explorers who want to experience the sandbox game from a new perspective.

RLCraft is ultimately an overhaul of our sweet and simple vanilla Minecraft, introducing new overpowered enemies, an expansive progression system, and loads of new items, biomes, and structures to discover. If the RLCraft modpack sounds exciting to you, follow this step-by-step guide to install RLCraft on your PC.

Minecraft RLCraft Modpack Installation Guide

Modpacks are bundles of several mods put together, and in the case of RLCraft, it consists of hundreds of mods. The good news is that you won’t have to download each mod one at a time. However, it can still be quite confusing if you’ve never installed a modpack before. We’ve identified three of the best ways to install the RLCraft modpack for Minecraft. Let’s go through each one of them:

How to Install RLCraft Modpack using Technic Launcher

The Technic Launcher is one of the easiest and safest ways to download and install the RLCraft modpack. Follow these steps to install RLCraft using the Technic Launcher:

  1. Download the Technic Launcher from here and install it.
  2. Open the Technic Launcher and sign in with your Microsoft/Mojang account.
  3. Go to the “Modpacks” tab and search for RLCraft. You can also find RLCraft in the trending modpacks section.
  4. Click the “Install” button to start the installation process.
  5. Once the RLCraft modpack has been downloaded, click on “Launcher Options” in the top right corner of the Technic Launcher.
  6. Navigate to “Java Settings” and switch the memory allocation to 8 GB if it’s not already. A minimum of 4 GB is required, but 8 GB seems to be the sweet spot.
  7. Finally, click the “Play” button to start playing RLCraft.

How to Install RLCraft Modpack using CurseForge

CurseForge is one of the most well-known sources for Minecraft mods, modpacks, resource packs, and more. Unfortunately, CurseForge’s modpack installer can heavily impact your PC’s performance, leading to sluggishness. With massive modpacks like RLCraft, you’ll need top-notch performance to fully experience everything they have to offer.

However, if you have a high-end PC, CurseForge’s resource-intensive nature might not be a major concern. Players interested in using the CurseForge Launcher can follow these steps to install the RLCraft modpack:

  1. Download CurseForge from here and install it.
  2. Sign in to the CurseForge launcher.
  3. Click on “Minecraft” on the “Choose a Game” page. If Minecraft doesn’t appear, you may need to manually add its folder location by going to “Settings” > “Game Specific.”
  4. After selecting Minecraft, go to “Browse Modpacks” and search for RLCraft.
  5. Click “Install” to initiate the installation process.
  6. Now, open the Minecraft launcher and select the newly created RLCraft profile.
  7. Click the “Play” button to enter the world of RLCraft.

How to Install RLCraft Modpack Manually

Many players feel uneasy about using third-party apps on their devices, but that shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying fun modpacks like RLCraft. Fortunately, you can manually install Minecraft modpacks without needing to install any additional applications. Follow these steps to learn how to install RLCraft manually:

  1. Download and install the latest available Forge version for Minecraft 1.12.2 from here.
  2. After installing Forge, download the RLCraft modpack from here.
  3. Navigate to the “AppData/Roaming” folder. You can enter “%appdata%” in the address bar of File Explorer to directly access the folder.
  4. Create a new folder and name it “rlcraft.”
  5. Extract the previously downloaded RLCraft modpack into the new “RLCraft” folder.
  6. Open the Minecraft launcher.
  7. Go to “Installations” and create a new installation.
  8. Use “RLCraft” as the name and select the Forge version you installed in the first step.
  9. Instead of selecting “.minecraft,” choose “rlcraft” as the game directory to use the RLCraft modpack.
  10. Finally, click “Create” to successfully install the RLCraft modpack.

That’s it! You’ve now successfully installed RLCraft on your computer. Manual installations may be a bit tedious, but once you get the hang of it, installing any Minecraft modpack becomes much easier.

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